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Rusty Bong 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: C Runyan on Sep 5, 2008

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Brendan Maguire a third of the way up the pitch


A left-leaning crack in a corner system that rewards good jam/stem/lieback technique. The exit moves through the roof are a bit tricky, and can be difficult to protect. (The eponymous rusty bong has been removed from the crack and was last seen several years ago.)


Start at the base of the huge, left-facing corner/crack system.


cams up to #3 camalot

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By Bob Johnson
From: Philadelphia, PA
May 25, 2014

The chimney to the left above Rusty Bong is VERY unstable. I was climbing this yesterday, got to the chimney, stood up and about 1000 pounds of rock pulled out and tumbled down the face of the cliff. Unbelievably, none of us were hurt. There is still probably a lot of loose rock up there. Due to the rock fall, there is now a large boulder on the ledge halfway up that is loose and is ready to fall.
By Chris Irwin
From: Silver Spring, Maryland
Jun 26, 2016

I've climbed this route 3 times and always finish out left through the Fern Crack Chimney because I don't want to climb through the slime. What do others do?

Also standard rack to #2. Double up #1 #2 if you want to sew it shut.

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